some keyboard keys require excess push to use

March 27, 2011 at 09:21:32
Specs: Windows 7
When typing normally, certain keys require extra effort to operate

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March 27, 2011 at 09:43:01
Buy a new keyboard. They're cheap as anything. (Or is this a laptop? It never hurts to give details of your equipment when asking a question.)

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March 27, 2011 at 09:57:31
It's a Compaq Presario 1200 Laptop

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March 27, 2011 at 09:59:00
After seeing the prices of kb's on Ebay, I'll take that route.


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March 27, 2011 at 10:00:53
That's a bit more difficult. It's rather more expensive to replace a laptop keyboard, but I think in the end that's what you need to do. Or you could just try holding it upside down and thumping it a few times to dislodge and crumbs that have falled into it (with the computer switched off!).

A cheap solution would be to use an external keyboard, but I realize that's not very convenient.

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March 27, 2011 at 10:16:15
I've already removed the kb. Can't really see why it's sticking. No liquids or food particles that I can see. Gone the air route, but no luck so far.

I ran across a procedure which involves removing the keys that stick and cleaning them with water/rubbing alcohol/naptha (depending on why they're sticking). After the final cleaning they are lubricated with a "Super Lube Dry Film spray. Unfortunately, that's only available online. It used to be at KMart but the local store doesn't carry it.

If this doesn't work I'll proceed with the EBay route.

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